Blended learning is an approach based on alternating distance and face-to-face learning.
- Group size: Small Group, Medium Group, Large Group
- Equipment needed: Variable
- Type of class: During lecture, in Classroom
- Grouping: Individual, small groups
- Objective: Approach content and/or method, observe acquisition
- Length: Variable
- Keywords: Approach, Blended Learning, Self-study, Digital, Peers Tutoring,
In distance learning, students work alone with digital or non-digital resources available online.
In most cases, a written guide will tell them what work to do with the resources provided.
It is very useful if all the resources and the guide (if applicable) are accessible on a LMS (such as Moodle or Claroline).
Face-to-face learning can possibly fulfil only three functions: exchange between peers, putting oneself in a situation and committing oneself individually and collectively to action, in which case the other objectives are dealt with before and after. This face-to-face training can be self-training.
Hybridization is not necessarily a Reverse Classroom (even if the opposite is true), which means that face-to-face time can also allow for the discovery and acquisition of content.
Care must be taken to ensure a balance between distance and face-to-face learning. The former should not exceed 75% of the total time of the course. Similarly, face-to-face learning should regularly alternate with distance learning in order to maintain contact with the group, to encourage a sense of belonging and to allow for the comparison of understandings; for the teacher, it is also the best way of ensuring that the pupils are making progress.